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    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Santa Clara

Expats living in Santa Clara benefit from beautiful weather, a thriving tech industry, and a rich local history. Although Santa Clara is only 45 miles from San Francisco it enjoys much sunnier, warmer, and less foggy summers. It is in the heart of the Silicon Valley and home to the Intel Museum, which displays all of Intel’s products, the history of their company, and provides a more general history of semiconductor technology in general. The city itself was founded in 1777 as part of the Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Expatriates in Santa Clara will find that the Mission church and grounds are still in use today, although they have been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times. It now serves as the university chapel for Santa Clara University, the oldest higher education institution in the state of California. Expats living in Santa Clara can benefit from the light rail and public bus system in the area operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

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Moving to Santa Clara

Any expatriate moving to Santa Clara can take advantage of any of the three nearby international airports - Mineta San Jose International Airport, Oakland International Airport, or San Francisco International Airport. However, the city is also easily accessible by train via the Santa Clara - Great America Station and the Santa Clara Station. There are of course other considerations when relocating once you arrive such as connecting with new people, getting used to the local currency and culture, and navigating the immigration procedures. Through online forums and discussion groups, InterNations can help connect you to a community of other expats who can give you advice based on firsthand experience. This platform can be used to help you network with people in other cities in the Bay Area as well as further afield.

Working in Santa Clara

Santa Clara is a major draw for expatriates hoping to relocate to find employment in the tech industry. As well as Intel, Santa Clara is also a major base for McAfee, Marvell Technology Group, Trident Microsystems, Extreme Networks, and many others. Expats in Santa Clara can also find work at Silicon Valley Power, the electric utility owned and operated by the city. InterNations social networking can help you reach out to possible employers and colleagues before you even relocate. Additionally, InterNations' Expat Magazine can give you a large amount of information on working abroad, relocating, beginning your life as an expatriate and more. Articles are penned by both, an in-house staff and fellow InterNations users and as such provide insightful information on various topics that are not only relevant to expats working in Santa Clara, ranging from insurance and education concerns to advice on dealing with communicating cross-culturally.

Join Our Exciting Events in Santa Clara

Attend our monthly events and activities for Santa Clara expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

May 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
22 attendees
The Mongolian children of the diaspora in America will present a remarkable concert showcasing traditional Mongolian culture. 30 students from the Anura Music studio will participate in the concert, a
May 23, 2024, 4:00 AM
4 attendees
Our dear amigo and member Arturo recommends this fun Venezuelan band. Join us for a great live music show. Artist description: "In the ever-evolving landscape of reggae and Latin music, Rawayana sta
May 23, 2024, 3:00 AM
10 attendees
Join us for a fun night of dancing Latin style celebrating summer
May 24, 2024, 2:00 AM
4 attendees
David Zwirner: 30 Years will inaugurate the gallery’s new flagship building at 606 North Western Avenue in Melrose Hill, designed by Selldorf Architects, and will span the adjacent David Zwirner space

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  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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